Circus Juventas gets into the holiday spirit with new show

The holidays have arrived under the big top at Circus Juventas. The St. Paul youth circus performing arts school is the largest in the country and packed full of incredible talent. This year’s holiday show is called ‘A Hygge Holiday.’ Here are the show dates and times: • Saturday, December 9 at 1:00 p.m. • Sunday, December 10 at 1:00 p.m. • Saturday, December 16 at 5:00 p.m. • Sunday, December 17 at 1:00 p.m. • Sunday, December 17 at 5:00 p.m.

Easy Fudgy Cookies with Sarah Kieffer: Taste Buds

It’s holiday cookie season and Stephanie is learning from the ultimate cookie queen, Sarah Kieffer. With four cookbooks under her belt and a massive social media following, Sarah has become a go-to resource for foolproof recipes. In this episode of Taste Buds, she shares a simple way to make three kinds of cookies from two batches of dough. She also has a few tips and tricks for achieving crispy edges and fudgy centers in your cookies.

Canvas Convergence 3D art gallery opens in St. Louis Park

Artist Shawn McCann, known for his chalk art and murals, has opened a free pop-up gallery at the Shops at West End in St. Louis Park. Canvas Convergence has several over-sized 3D works of art celebrating the beauty of winter. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the art, creating fun pictures perfect for the gram. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12pm to 8pm and on Sundays from 12pm to 5pm.

Cricket-training facility opens in Minnetonka

The first indoor cricket training facility in the state opened over the weekend in Minnetonka. Eka Sport teamed up with the Minnesota Youth Cricket Academy (MYCA) to find a space they could utilize year-round. Prior to opening this facility, MYCA would use batting cages in the winter, but that doesn’t provide the kind of space needed. MYCA offers programs for beginners through advanced athletes. There are about 70 kids in the program now but with this new space they’re hoping to grow it, as the popularity of the sport surges in the US. Eka Sport is located at 15314 Minnetonka Industrial Rd.

Como Conservatory holiday flower show

FOX 9 Garden Guy Dale K visits the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in St. Paul. The conservatory is set up for its holiday flower show, which runs through Jan. 7.

The Little Log House: Doc 9

Hastings, Minnesota, 1987. Steve was helping a neighbor tear down a home. During the demo process, Steve discovered logs under the siding of the home that dated back to the 1850's. Instead of continuing to demolish the structure, Steve saved the cabin and moved it to his farm. Since then he's saved and moved more than 40-plus buildings that were to be destroyed. The Little Log House...moving history one piece at a time.

Boomin’ chocolate business moves into Edina

A local chocolate company is expanding again, but this new ‘Droolin’ Moose’ location is much more than just a retail shop. The 20,000 square foot space at 4545 77th St. W. in Edina will be their new distribution center and house their offices. It is also their 4th retail location. Their other shops are in Bloomington, St. Louis Park and Burnsville.

Uffda Donuts opens in Maple Grove

A new bakery in Maple Grove is making up scratch-made donuts in dozens of flavors; and on certain days, gluten-free and vegan options as well. Uffda Donuts is located at 13716 Grove Dr. N. just off Weaver Lake Road and I-94. The shop is open Wednesday through Sunday.

‘Nutcracker in Wonderland’ coming to Ballet Co.Laboratory

It’s not a challenge to find The Nutcracker on stage this holiday season. And that’s why one local dance company is offering an alternative by putting a twist on the classic. Ballet Co.Laboratory, based in St. Paul, is weaving Alice in Wonderland and The Nutcracker together to create Nutcracker in Wonderland. The production will run from December 8th to the 10th at the Cowles Center in Minneapolis and features the companies professional dancers and the trainees.

'Zillow Gone Wild' home/church up for sale

A one-of-a-kind home is on the market in White Bear Lake. It was originally built as a church in the late 1800’s, and has been completely renovated by Kelly Clement and Steve Bucher to become a single-family home. The ‘Old Stewart’ as it’s called, is now a modern residence with a full performance space including high-tech light and sound systems with plenty of historic character. The structure was scheduled to be demolished when Clement and Bucher stepped in to save it. The home is for sale for $3.45 million through Edina Realty. The Zillow listing has received national attention, even landing on Zillow Gone Wild.

Gingerbread Wonderland at Norway House

Gingerbread Wonderland is back for its ninth year at Norway House in Minneapolis. Anyone can enter their edible creations. This year there are nearly 200 structures including a multi-story Barbie dreamhouse from a mother-daughter team, the Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden, Whoville from "The Grinch" and the Como Park Pavilion. The event runs through Jan. 7. Norway House is located at 913 E Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis.

Holidays on Nicollet features window displays and more

In a nod to holidays past in Minneapolis, more than a dozen old figures from the Dayton’s Eighth floor holiday scenes have been restored and placed in storefronts along Nicollet. Local artists used the figures as inspiration for their creations. Along with the celebratory windows, there are four pop-up holiday shops to peruse that support local small businesses. The shops feature roughly 70 vendors and will be open through January 5th from 11am to 6pm Tuesday through Saturdays. Here’s where you can find the decorated storefronts: • 60 South 6th • City Center (two locations) • Gaviidae Common • IDS Center • Meet Minneapolis Visitor Information Center • The Dayton’s Project • U.S. Bancorp Center • Young Quinlan (Strive Bookstore)

GLOW Holiday Festival opens in St. Paul

GLOW Holiday Festival is back at CHS Field in St. Paul. The outdoor, walk-through event will take guests through over a million lights, from tunnels to selfie plaza, enchanted forest a giant snowy slide and the tremendous tree. New this year, they’ve added a zipline. It is an extra cost but takes guests across center field for a birds-eye view of the event. Food and beverage stations are sprinkled throughout the festival grounds, and will be serving up holiday goodies, snacks, hot chocolate, cider, liquor, beer, and wine. GLOW will run through Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly. There are a few evenings the event will be closed so check their online schedule before attending.

Chef Ann Kim unveils new restaurant in Minneapolis

One of the Twin Cities top chefs has opened a new restaurant in a familiar space. James Beard Award winner, Ann Kim, has flipped her uptown eatery from Sooki & Mimi to Kim’s. There’s a new mural, new name, new menu and new themed basement bar called Bronto Bar. It’s an ode to things that are extinct. The Korean American restaurant menu reflects Kim’s heritage and cultural journey. It’s open seven days a week from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bronto Bar is open Thursday through Saturday. Kim’s is located at 1432 W 3st St. in Uptown.